GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


W.D. Clayton, M.S. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Welcome to the GrassBase - Synonymy database

This database provides an interactive guide to nomenclature for the whole grass family.


The Nomenclature database currently holds over 60,000 names. The database:

  • provides lists of names for any given genus, geographical region or genus within a geographical region;
  • finds the accepted name, synonyms and distribution for any given name.
  • links to the GrassBase description for the accepted name of of any species.

Please read the specifications and then you can download the database from the Download Page.